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Destination insights report March 2024

The latest tourism industry insights and international travel statistics in our March 2024 Destination Insights report. Find out about Gisborne's tourism recovery, international visitor trends, and…

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February 2024 Destination Insights

The Tairāwhiti tourism industry is beginning to turn over a new leaf, with the latest data showing a significant increase in guest nights in the accommodation sector. In February 2024, there was a 93…


RTNZ Director discusses sustainable tourism practices

Regional Tourism New Zealand (RTNZ) Director of Destination Management Kiri Goulter was in Gisborne this month to meet with regional leaders and present to the Destination Tairāwhiti Advisory Group…

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Cruise is big news for Tairāwhiti

One of the biggest ever cruise seasons has ended on a high in Tairāwhiti, with a final visit from the towering Noordam.
Carrying up to 1,900 passengers and 800 crew, the Noordam anchored in the bay…

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Cruise season is here

Next week Gisborne will host the National Geographic Orion, the first cruise ship visit for the 2023/23 summer season. It is scheduled to arrive at 8am on 13 November, bringing about 106 passengers…

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New summer marketing campaign for Tairāwhiti Gisborne

The unique East Coast lifestyle, people and attractions are celebrated in a new marketing campaign for Tairāwhiti Gisborne, enticing manuhiri to visit the region and ‘come see why’. The campaign is…


Have your say on the future of Tairāwhiti tourism

The people of Tairāwhiti are invited to have their say on the future of tourism and the visitor economy in this region.

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Rebuilding tourism under the Covid Protection Framework

East Coast MP and cabinet minister Kiri Allan met with local tourism operators last week to discuss doing business under the new COVID-19 Protection Framework.

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Essential Worker Vaccinations and Financial Support

Today's announcement of the nationwide countrywide lockdown extension is part of the ongoing COVID-19 rollercoaster. We are looking forward to the Monday announcement, where hopefully we will start…

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Bumper summer season in Tairāwhiti

Tairāwhiti had an excellent summer season as Kiwis unable to travel abroad explored their own backyard.